A quick look at the year 2014.
In January we were in Victoria B.C. The Victoria Clipper, a ferry boat from Seattle, pulling into the Victoria Harbour.
The winter of 2014 was one of the worst ones we have had in a long time. A great deal of snow and ice accumulated over the winter. You can see how much when you look at the garden gate in the picture below and compare it with the first picture of this post that shows the same gate. There is at least one meter of snow in front of it. Note how the wind piles a thicker layer of snow over the beds than over the paths, providing a welcome insulation from severe cold.
|Winter of 2014|
Winter is the time to sort seeds for the coming season. The glassine envelopes are from seed exchanges I take part in. I also get labels ready in order to save time when I am ready to plant.
The wild flowers below were growing at the Hope Bay Forest Provincial Nature Reserve, in the Bruce Peninsula, in Ontario, where the variety and abundance of spring wild flowers is truly impressive.
John Davis rose
More wild flowers blooming in a park (Singing Sands) in the Bruce Peninsula.
|Fringed Gentian (end of August)|
Hardy Chrysanthemums at Roche Fleurie
Our driveway in wet November.